Pine Box Shelf DIY – West Elm Knock Off Series

DIY a Shelf as a Nightstand

I'm so sad it's our last installment of the West Elm Knock Off Decor Series! I've had so much teaming up with these great gals this summer to create some really fun projects! Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the post!! Our last and final theme is HOME DECOR. West Elm has so many amazing options when it comes to home decor, it was really tough to choose something for our … [Read more...]

5 Quick Steps for Decorating A New Rental

Pulling Together A New Space

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart all opinions are 100% mine. Every time we move it's like a mad dash to unpack boxes. I hate living in chaos and it seems like the months leading up to a move are so chaotic that once we finally arrive to our new destination - I want to get unpacked fast. I even like to do a little decorating as I go. Remember when I did a "summer … [Read more...]

DIY Oversized Wall Art

DIY Oversized Wall Art

Hi friends! This isn't a new DIY but it is one that I get emails about quite frequently so I thought I would share it. DIY oversized wall art - an oldie but a goodie for your Tuesday :) In our old house, we had a huge blank space above our sofa which felt even bigger because my old sofa was equally as huge. I toyed around with the idea of creating an above the couch gallery wall sort of … [Read more...]

Wood and Pipe Entryway Stand – West Elm Knock Off

DIY Entryway Organizer

Hi guys! I'm teaming up with these great gals again for another awesome West Elm knock off! With organization as this month's theme for our West Elm Knock Off Series, it seemed like a no brainer to create some storage and organization with an entryway organizer. I wanted something stylish yet functional. This wood and pipe entryway stand caught my eye and with a price tag of $499 I was sure I … [Read more...]

Anchor Printable and Summer Vignette Hop

Anchor Printable

Summa Summa Summa time. That song is totally stuck in my head right now. It's blazing hot here in Florida and if that was evidence enough that it's summer, the bon fires, wet swim suits, and sticky popsicle hands give it away for sure! We've been working hard the last few weeks to get the house in order since the move and everything is coming together so nicely. I love the coastal feel it has … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour

Making Home Base Summer Home Tour

Hi! Welcome to my Summer Home Tour! I'm so happy to be sharing a glimpse into our new home (finally)! When Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to join her, and 28 other bloggers to share our summer home tours I was beyond thrilled. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how the new place is coming along in here Florida. If you are popping in from Our Southern Home, welcome! … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome friends to the my holiday home tour! I'm so happy to have been asked by my friend Jen Migonis to open my home this holiday season! Throughout this entire week, talented bloggers are ready to inspire by sharing their holiday homes! If you are new to Making Home Base, we live in a cute rental here in sunny San Diego, CA. Believe it or not we get about 10 gloomy days a year and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hot Cocoa and Christmas Decorating

Christmas in the Kitchen

Thanks World Market for sponsoring this post. Of course, all opinions are my own!   Hi friends! Can you believe it's December? I'm almost completely done with my holiday decorating and it feels so good looking around and seeing twinkling lights, lots of greenery, and pops or red and green. I just love it this time of the year. If you're like me, you spend A LOT of time in the kitchen during … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour

Fall Decorating Ideas

Ya'll I'm so excited! I'm sharing some of my fall decor with you today! If you are visiting from Honey Bear Lane, welcome! If you are just hopping on the tour, you are in for a treat! 15 bloggers are opening their doors and sharing what fall looks like in their home! Home tours are always a challenge for me. I love sharing with you guys but it's a difficult task to capture the decor the way I … [Read more...]

Paint Dipped Paint Can Planters

Front Porch Decor

Hi friends! I'm so excited that it's October. So Cal is finally cooling off and I'm able to find pumpkins (and all things pumpkin flavored) so easily now :) This week I bought so beautiful while heirloom pumpkins and some gorgeous mums to spruce up my front porch a little bit. You know from my painted leaves that I've been using aqua in my decor this year. I carried that theme outdoors with these … [Read more...]

Stylish Drawer Liners

How to Make Drawer Liners Stylish

Guys! I'm finally organizing my desk! I'm not brave enough to show you what my drawers looked like before today but take my word for it when I tell you, it was scary.  I wanted to get in organized with some drawer organizers. While on the hunt for the perfect organizers, I found the most perfect wrapping paper and well, as they say, the rest is history. I think drawer liners can be a super cute … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign

Colorful Hand Painted Wood Sign

Earlier this week I told you about my trip to Hawaii. I'm still dreaming about it. Since I couldn't bring the beautiful beaches back with me I thought I should do something to bring a little bit of ALOHA into my house in the form of this hand painted wood sign. I started sprucing up my powder room a few days ago when I realized I've had the same decor in there since my first house almost eight … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Spruce Up Your Rental

Ten Tips to Spruce Up Your Rental Home

Happy day friends, I'm so glad you are here! Can I tell you something? Something really exciting? I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Military Spouse magazine (!!!!). The article  published this month and it was amazing to see my words there in a magazine! If you are a mil spouse but sure to pick up the June issue of the magazine at your Commissary or exchange! I was thrilled … [Read more...]

DIY Wall Art Animal Prints with Polka Dot Mats

DIY wall art and polka dot mats

When I shared my daughter's room makeover a couple weeks ago, I got a ton of questions about the animal prints above the bed. Today I'm spilling the beans on how they came to be. Here's a quick DIY wall art tutorial for ya! After we had completed her upholstered bed I wanted to hang some sort of wall art above it. DIY wall art was the obvious way to go since  this was a budget makeover. Peighton … [Read more...]

Outdoor Drink Station

Outdoor Drink Station Lemonade Bar

You guys!!! It's finally summer! My friend April, from House By Hoff, and I got together again to host this awesome summer series! Our second annual Summer Celebration is here! That means we've got 20 bloggers that are going to be sharing awesome summer projects over the next three days! Then, on Thursday, ALL 20 will be hosting a HUGE summer inspired link party! I know. It's going to be … [Read more...]